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Experimental industrial duo ManifestiV consists of Paragraph "¶" Taylor & his down-tuned guitars playing in tandem with artist EvE's self-made vibraphone. Having met in mortuary school in Dallas in 2011, they founded at the dawn of 2014 in Vallejo CA. "I wrote a record in Texas in 2013 after nearly a decade in area metal bands, and upon moving to California at the year's end I asked EvE if she knew anyone in nearby San Francisco Bay Area who could play anything I'd written," recalls ¶. Visual artist by trade, EvE recollects how "during [our] time together in mortuary college, he had no idea I played vibraphone 8 hours a day in high school, so when I half-jokingly suggested it, he lit up with inspiration."
The duo formed early 2014 debuting at SXSW in Texas, then Viper Room in California before perfecting the vibraphone's unique electronic pickup system with each show. They married summer that year then attended Burning Man the first of many years together. "I worked on major projects the previous years at the event, but having ¶ there with the band under our belt gave the Burn a whole new light," EvE states. After returning from Playa that year, their momentum of shows in the Bay Area escalated, and their debut completed for release.
Harmonizing vocals over industrial grooves backed by EvE's dynamic visuals & ¶'s bed of heavily danceable beats, ManifestiV's bedroom-recorded debut Einer Sie Gern released on 13 December 2014 in Slim's in San Francisco before touring the US extensively well over 100 dates in 2015-2018 between stripped down acoustic shows in Asia & Europe behind the LP. The duo captured the next record's worldly inspired edge at Prairie Sun in Cotati CA where 2 Grammy® Award winning Tom Waits records put the studio on the map in the 1990's. "Having been raised around synthesizers, a vintage gear museum of legendary quality & gear selection really opened my eyes, or ears as it were," puns ¶ who interned there in 2015.
Amidst their last tour, the ambitious #OctouR2018 spanning 8 months in 2018, they wrapped their record in Cotati with engineer Nate Nauseda & mixed it with tour mates Rosegarden Funeral Party's touring drummer CJ Bills near Austin between legs. The two states continue to shape quite dynamic of influence for the Gemini pair as they once again call Dallas their base. "We'll always be from Vallejo, California" says EvE, "but the wonderful thing about the nomadic spirit is that home is in your heart wherever you are." ManifestiV released the darker & heavier follow-up God is a Martian 7 December 2018 in Dallas.
In 2019 after releasing 3ve with remixes & a cover of "Daydreaming" by Radiohead, EvE & ¶ welcomed Ryan & Kevin from Secret of Boris as their live rhythm section. This introduced a modularity & further element of surprise to ManifestiV shows, varying the size & format of the live band with each show. The band spends 2020 building ideas for the next full-length release called Universe 25. With their music & imagery, ManifestiV aim to remind each person they have power & right to manifest their own reality by example.